Art and Design
Touring London's museums and galleries, students view old masters as well as contemporary works of art and photography. Lectures and discussions focus on fine and design arts. Visits include the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern and many others. Students can create their own images for a photographic journal of their tour. Tom Casella, professor of art instructs.
Britain in History
Travels and studies in England will take participants from pre-historic to modern times. The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with a variety of ways to experience history and to gain a much greater appreciation and knowledge of Great Britain. Students will examine Stonehenge and pre-historic London; tour the Roman ruins in the cities of London and Bath, and visit museums, such as the Museum of London and Victoria and Albert Museum. In addition, participants will tour medieval cathedrals (Westminster Cathedral and St. Paul's Cathedral) as well as visit historic castles, including the London Tower and Windsor Castle. Additional points of interest will be discussed and explored throughout this course. Ronald Grube, professor of history instructs.
Comparative Social Issues in London
Landmark attractions of London, Stonehenge, Bath and Greenwich are our classroom as we trace the history, culture, and traditions of Great Britain. Visits and lectures explore the causes and effects of social classes through the ages, from the extravagance of the royals to the struggles of workers, serfs and slaves. We also look at how Britain-once the seat of the global British Empire — has influenced the world by imposing its ways and laws on non-British subjects. Teri Misiaszek, professor of criminal justice instructs.
Comparative World Religions
London's diverse communities embrace many belief systems, creating a real world context to explore Eastern and Western religious thought. Offered for Philosophy credit, this course includes presentations by believers of several faiths and visits to noted cathedrals, temples, mosques, museums, and historic sites. Jeffrey Delbel, Ph.D., professor of philosophy instructs.
Health Care in Great Britain
Tours, lectures, and discussions enable participants to meet, compare experiences, and exchange ideas with their counterparts in the British National Health Service. Points of interest include the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Hunterian Museum, Old St. Thomas Operating Theatre, Wellcome Collection, the Nurses' Chapel at Westminster, and others. Jane Kiernan, Ph.D., professor of nursing instructs.
Explore landmarks of British poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Tour medieval through 18th-century London within the old city walls; visit the south bank of Shakespeare and Jonson, the Romantics' Hampstead Heath, the haunts of the "Eminent Victorians" and Pre-Raphaelites, Bloomsbury of the early 20th century, and contemporary settings of such writers as Zadie Smith. Students will receive a packet of reading materials and a list of films to view before departure. Maryanne Felter, Ph.D., professor of English instructs.
International Business: The British Experience
Students explore the world of international business as they tour London's renowned commercial and financial landmarks. Points of interest on this in-depth guided excursion may include Lloyds of London, the Bank of England, London Stock Exchange, American Embassy, Guild Hall, Baltic Exchange, Docklands, Port of London Authority, City of London Museum, Fishmongers Hall and Harrods. Tom Paczkowski, professor of business instructs.
Media: The British Experience
In this comprehensive exploration of 21st-century media, professionals from the British broadcasting industry provide an in-depth view of radio, television, cable, and satellite in Great Britain. Tours, lectures, and discussions feature BBC television and radio facilities, the National Science Museum, a backstage tour at the National Theatre and many other highlights. Steve Keeler and Tom Proietti, professors of telecommunications instruct.
Public Safety in Great Britain
Explore British public safety issues and their historical and cultural influences and compare trends in American and British systems of public safety and law. Visits and lectures include Scotland Yard and its Counter-Terrorism Squad, where you will see weapons of terror and their efforts to combat this. Also includes: demonstrations and hands-on at the Kensington Fire Station of the London Fire Brigade; a tour and presentation of the Supreme Court of Great Britain; a Legal walk with England's #1 tour guide Thomas Hooper O.B.E., where you will sit in on an actual British criminal trial; a Jack the Ripper walk, as well as dinner/discussion with a former British Ambassador. In addition, castles, dungeons, royalty, history, art, culture and more. John Lamphere, professor of criminal justice instructs.
Psychology of Multicultural London
London is known as the multicultural center of Europe and has the largest non-white population of any European city. This course will not only investigate the broad aspects of psychology, but will also examine how diversity effects the population as a whole. Students will be able to observe the perspectives of different cultural groups and their traditions, language, and customs. Individual and multicultural identities will be also investigated. Several historic sites including the famous Freud museum, London's street markets, and various ethnic neighborhoods will be explored. NgocAnna H. Annorino, professor of psychology instructs.
Selected Topics in International Theatre: The London Theatre *
Participants spend two weeks in London attending and discussing plays presented by the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratfordon-Avon, West End theatres, and experimental companies of the Fringe. When possible, seminars discussing productions will include guests from these companies. Backstage tours and visiting the sites of London will also be part of the itinerary. Robert Frame, director of theatre operations instructs.